Easier gear shift; extra engine brake at lower speed; and new Dangerous Goods application.
UD Trucks, with its long tradition of continuously improving its processes and product development, invited some 200 fleet owners and drivers to experience recent enhancements to the UD Quester, their heavy-duty truck range designed specifically for emerging markets in Asia. Incorporating customer feedback, these changes – which include an easier gear shift; the extra engine brake adjusted to lower speed; and a new application category – Dangerous Goods – were demonstrated at an exclusive test drive event at the Kaeng Krachang Circuit in Phetchaburi, Thailand from February 26 to March 3.
Mr Christophe Martin, President of UD Trucks in Asia Oceania, said: “At UD, our philosophy is to be responsive to customers’ needs and hence we have gone the extra mile and made enhancements to the Quester based on feedback received. The test drive event also allows us the opportunity to invite loyal customers to test out the technical changes first-hand.”
Hailing from various countries across South-East Asia, UD Trucks customers at the Quester test drive event had nothing but praise on the changes made.
Mr Sunton Chotpitayasunont, Senior Partner of the haulage firm Chiangmai Srisunton Ltd., said: “We have been a customer of UD Trucks for quite a few years, and since March 2014 we added the Quester to our fleet. It offers great value, almost like a European truck, and I would certainly recommend it to others. We initially had some comments on the engine brake system, which wasn’t entirely to our satisfaction. But UD Trucks was open to our feedback, and they not only met our request very quickly, they also earned our continued trust.”